As New Jersey natives, the Mason Jar family LOVES A good Italian Sub, and sadly they are hard to find here in Florida. So forgoing the bread we decided to deconstruct a sub and throw it's ingredients into a mason jar. What we created turned out crisp & delicious and will last a few days just chillin' in the fridge til you are ready to eat.
For each Italian Sub Salad you will need:
2 tbs low fat Italian dressing
3 Slices Tomato
2 Thin Cut Slices Ham
3 Thin Cut Slices Genoa Salami
2 Thin Cut Slices Sargento Provolone Cheese
1 1/2 C Lettuce (more or less depending on jar size)
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Pepperochini Peppers Sliced
5 Diced Olives
2 tbs Italian Croutons
Layer all ingredients as listed from top to bottom except the croutons. Place croutons in container or small ziplock bag to keep them crunchy, tuck them into the top of your salad filled jar, put on the lid and Just Screw It ;)
When you're almost ready to eat, I like to take out the crouton container, replace the lid, and leave the salad sitting upside down for a few moments and then giving it a good shake before pouring the contents into a bowl, this allows the dressing to cover all of the salad without needing more dressing.
And she does it again! If you are anything like me "Revelation Song" quickly became one of my favorite worship/quite time songs. Kari Jobe brings back that same reverence and passion in her new album "The Garden". Filled with songs born from adversity and faith that will no doubt fill your heart, help you heal, and remind you that not only is God present , but that he has planned for this very moment of your life.
The title track "The Garden" lends a beautiful view into the very garden of God where
"I can see the ivy
Growing through the wall
'Cause you'll stop at nothing
To heal my broken soul"
Weather you are looking for a refreshing new album to accompany your quiet time or you're searching for the perfect songs to administer healing and hope to the broken "The Garden" is sure to be an excellent addition to your worship collection.
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Ok ya'll so as you may have been able to tell, the mamas LOVE our pasta. And better then plain pasta is LASAGNA!! The only downside to lasagna is the fact that it can be expensive and time consuming, so one night out of desperation for a quick meal that was still packed with flavor, I came up with Lazy Mama Lasagna. With just 4 Simple ingredients, and about 35 minutes you can have a meal your family will ask for again and again. And the best part, it's a one pan dish! So super quick clean up!
1 Bag Square Beef Ravioli
1 Bag Square Cheese Ravioli
1 Jar Your Favorite Pasta Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Layer all ingredients, except for cheese.
Top with Mozzarella and bake at 395* for 25 Minutes.
YES, IT'S THAT EASY!!!
Ok..So you forgot to make your menu plan. You don't want to dirty every pot in the house preparing dinner. You want something somewhat quick. Well have I got a meal for you! And your family will beg you to make it again and again! And it is soooo easy! And you may even have a lot of the ingredients on hand so here we go...
1 lb of your favorite pasta..Rotini, shells, penne your choice.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cans Campbell's Tomato Soup
1/2 cup water
1 cup Colby shredded cheese
1 cup Mozzerella shredded cheese
First step is to cook your pasta till it's just about done..(You'll know this by eating at least 8 pieces or more (J/K) Drain your water and pour it into a greased 9 X 15 baking dish..
While your waiting for your pasta to cook:
Morning! Mama April here. We had a special visitor visit us last night. The Tooth Fairy came for my sons first lost tooth.
It's both an exciting and a little bit of a sad milestone for me, it means he's growing up.
Sad because, well it means he's not so much a baby anymore (though he will always be MY baby.) But in this growing there is so much to look forward to, and so many more firsts to explore together.
See for those that don't know the story, there was once a time when I believed I wouldn't be able to have these moments, I was told when I was young that I may not be able to have kids, and after being married and TTC for 2 years it started to become evident that the doctor was right, until that day when I saw 2 little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test.
Maybe, if the Lord allows there will be another baby in our lives at some point, but for now I will embrace this time of growing for both my son and I.
Happy New Year Mason Jar Family!! I hope 2017 is treating you well. There is tons of positive energy buzzing in the Mason Jar Mamas houses right now. From buisness ventures, to prospective moves, and even more importantly blogs & vlogs that are sure to bless you with awesome crafts, DIY's, recipes, and more! We will have printable planner freebies, family night themes & ideas, and a visit from a love bug & several other surprises along the way, so be sure to like, follow, subscribe, whatever you do to stay up to date on our newest blog & youtube posts.
So while we're all atwitter with our future ideas and plans we wanted to take some time to show you our 5 best blogs of 2016: (click photos for recipe)
I know I say this for every book but seriously ya'll this one is my most recent favorite! I found "Christmas Love Letters from God" to be one of the best and most relateable retellings of the Christmas story that I've read to my 4 year old.
Instead of attempting to read the whole book in one night we went chapter by chapter at bed time through the week, giving time for questions and discussion to naturally flow. One of the parts my son loved the best was seeing his name written on each of the letters that really brought the book to life and made each story personal to him.
Each chapter is broken down into 3 Main sections- Story, which gave a shorted yet descriptive retelling of each pivotal part of the Christmas story. Poetry/Song, words written in prose which allow moments of praise & worship. And finally the Love Letter- a letter written to children from God, which begins with 'Dear_______" Leaving a blank space to fill in your child's name.
Order your copy of "Christmas Love Letters from God" here and start a new family tradition of your own wit a book that can be passed down from generation to generation.
*I received this book free in return for my honest review .
It should come as no surprise that we LOVE dollar tree! So we decided to compile a list of stocking stuffers & gifts available in store & online at dollartree.com
Babies & Kids:
Mom & Dad:
Teachers & Community Workers:
Don't know what to get?
Try a Dollar Tree gift card:
ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!
You can find all the items above and MORE at your local Dollar Tree! Want to avoid the crowds? Shop online HERE!
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The Holiday season is upon us, and that alone brings about stories about Jesus that just feel natural to the season. One of the first things I noticed about "Where Jesus Slept' written by Norma Lewis ,were the beautiful illustrations by Katy Hudson Soft and colorful, they seemed to be more small pieces of art instead of illustrations in a book.
My 4 year old LOVED this book, and while admittedly it left me a bit out of breath when reading due to the "there was an old lady that swallowed the fly" (repetitive and an educational) type of story telling, I loved it too! What a fun way to tell the story of the birth of Jesus in interesting and enaging way.
Grab your copy here:
Amazon: WHERE JESUS SLEPT
If you like to talk to tomatoes....Have we got a book for you!!!!!!
To say that I was excited to see this book would be an understatement. For well over a year I've been searching for a devotional that my son and I could both enjoy an they were either too lengthy or not age appropriate so when I got the chance to get this book in exchange for a review, I jumped on it!!
VeggieTales: Everyday with God–365 Daily Devos for Boys exceeded my expectations and has made mornings a time that my son and I both look forward to. With short entries we are finished in less then 5 minutes, which is great for an active 4 year old, and a mom who can't sit still. I love that they contain a scripture, a small story to drive the point home, a thought for the day, and end with a prayer that children can follow along with.
With a version for boys and girls, this would be the perfect gift for any child or even a great baby shower gift!!
You can purchase quickly and easily through Amazon and have it shipped right to your door: